Growing up, I always thought being well-liked was the ultimate goal. That as long as people "liked" you, you'd be alright. As a result, I spent years striving for the approval of others and popularity.
Years later, social media came along and made it worse with an actual "LIKE" button, causing many of us to further seek outside validation.
I found that when seeking another person's acceptance -- when I didn't even accept myself -- always caused me to come up short.Read More